Merriam-Webster

Merriam-Webster, Inc., is an American company that publishes reference books and is especially known for its dictionaries.

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What the Heck Is That?

Most recently, it appeared in the Wednesday, Nov. 27 puzzle by Matthew Sewell and Jeff Chen. While the word FIAT can be traced back to 1631 according to Merriam-Webster ...

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Billy Dee Williams praised for using gender-fluid pronouns

(CNN)At 82 years old, Billy Dee Williams has no problem embracing all parts of himself. Donald...

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Dictionary.com chooses `existential’ as word of the year

Climate change, gun violence, the very nature of democracy and an angsty little movie star called...

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The Big, Bold Year That Men's Red-Carpet Fashion Got Fun

In 2019, Timothée Chalamet's Harness™ was just the beginning. It's been a long 12 months, and before...

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For $25,000 a night, you can rent a luxury chalet that sits on top of a glacier in a remote part of...

Sheldon Chalet sits in the middle of Denali National Park and is only reachable by helicopter. It...

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My 27-Hour Vacation in Singapore’s Changi Airport

On an overnight stay, our writer wandered from the Shiseido Forest Valley to the Canopy Park, eating prawn dumplings, salted-egg potato chips and...

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Editorial: In celebration of gratitude

Thanksgiving. The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines thanksgiving with a small T as “a public acknowledgment or celebration of divine goodness; the act ...

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6. 1 cub thing

More than half a million people were invited to a Friendsgiving party this year, and searches for Friendsgiving ideas have tripled since 2015, according to Evite and Google Trends data served ...

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The rise of Friendsgiving

More than half a million people have been invited to a Friendsgiving party this year, and searches for Friendsgiving ideas have tripled since 2015, according to Evite and Google Trends data.

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Politifact: Donald Trump Says Impeachment is a Coup

Amid the pressure of a House impeachment inquiry, President Donald Trump has continued to stoke the idea that he’s the victim of a coup — shorthand for...

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4. A funny turkey-tastrophe

More than half a million people were invited to a Friendsgiving party this year, and searches for Friendsgiving ideas have tripled since 2015, according to Evite and Google Trends data served ...

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2. Trump delights Hong Kong demonstrators, enrages Beijing

More than half a million people were invited to a Friendsgiving party this year, and searches for Friendsgiving ideas have tripled since 2015, according to Evite and Google Trends data served ...

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3. ⚖️ Trump is successfully running out the clock

More than half a million people were invited to a Friendsgiving party this year, and searches for Friendsgiving ideas have tripled since 2015, according to Evite and Google Trends data served ...

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CNN | First public hearing in the Trump impeachment inquiry: Live updates

Career diplomat Bill Taylor testified that the US ambassador to the European Union said Trump cared more about investigating rival Joe Biden than about any policies toward Ukraine. Hearings will resue on Friday.

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KAHLER: Entrepreneurial mindset can hinder wealth building

"Help Wanted: Entrepreneur." You have probably never seen an ad like this, because entrepreneurs are...

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'Impeachable in Latin and English': Your say in News-Press Friday, Nov. 29, 2019

Letter writer: Bribery is specifically mentioned in the Constitution as impeachable. Trump’s actions...

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Friends spin off Thanksgiving with 'Friendsgiving' celebrations

Friendsgivings are a spin on traditional Thanksgiving meals.

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Hey, Bezos: Check Your Privilege, Sith Lord | The American Spectator | Politics Is Too Important To...

Merriam Webster’s definition of “chutzpah” describes the word as meaning “supreme self-confidence:...

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New England Patriots at Houston Texans preview: Prediction, point spread, game plan, and more

The Patriots are sick — and not in the good way. A flu ripped through New England’s locker room this...

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When Does the New Decade Begin: In a Month, or a Year From Now?

In recent years there has been debate about when a decade begins and ends. For some people, the next...

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Treat taxidermist as an artist

The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines taxidermy as “the art of preparing, stuffing, and mounting the skins of animals and especially vertebrates.”...

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Messaging In The Age of Shade

The longtime California representative and Speaker of the House tends to come off as focused, driven and efficient—at least to me. How did Pelosi...

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Friendsgiving Will Set You Free

For a long time, I celebrated Friendsgiving without even knowing it. When my folks and I, in Houston, made our obligatory neighborhood run-around in the...

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Jones calls Port CEO 'cowardly renegade'

Shane Jones has called the Port of Auckland's CEO a 'cowardly renegade' over the Port's lobbying against New Zealand First's plan to shift the port to...

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Scott D. Pierce: All the ‘Friendsgiving’ episodes, from best to worst

I don’t want to get into an argument with the people at Merriam Webster, but when it comes to...

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Goldman Sachs launches pronoun initiative, making it easier for employees to identify their gender

Don’t make a big deal out of it or draw extra attention to it; instead, make a swift apology and use...

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Five Storytelling Lessons From Los Angeles’ Latin And American Hip-Hop Scene

Hip-hop originated in the South Bronx in the late 1970s and went global by the end of the '80s (...

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On Frozen 2 and Disney’s nostalgia problem

Nobody was more nostalgic than Marcel Proust. The scene comes early in the first volume, Swann’s Way, when the taste of a madeleine dipped in tea...

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‘Climate emergency’: Another dictionary says the Greta Thunberg movement is rewriting our language

Oxford isn’t the only reference book to recognize the topic’s expanding usage. U.K.-based Collins...

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What Does It Really Mean to Identify as Pansexual?

The term has certainly become more popular as other celebrities — including Miley Cyrus, Bella Thorne, Amandla Steinberg, and Jazz Jennings — have come...

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Tesla’s New Pickup Truck Is a Mystery. ‘Cyberpunk’ Is Our Only Clue.

All investors know so far is that Musk and other attendees could show up wearing a “cyberpunk”...

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‘Do I Not Destroy My Enemies When I Make Them My Friends?’

I had two reactions to this puzzle by Ross Trudeau. There are quite a few examples of people and...

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Harry Styles Tells Nick Jonas To 'Wreck Me Daddy' In Thirstiest 'SNL' Sketch Ever

The singer played a rogue social media manager with a thing for graphic Instagram comments.

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He, she, they: Americans and the choice of gender pronoun

The 23-year-old represents a growing trend among progressive Americans, who are claiming a right to...

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Opinion | Readers critique The Post: The future is female. So is the present.

For reasons I cannot fully explain, the photograph that accompanied Paul Kane’s Nov. 3 @PKCapitol...

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Ducks decide that it's too cold to be out

Merriam-Webster defines “bull in a china shop” as “a person who breaks things or who often makes mistakes or causes damage in situations that require...

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These American brands are still going strong after 100-plus years

A brand is a recognized household name; something you grab at the store or someone you trust with...

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3 Reasons You Should Use Memes To Reach The New Heartland

There are a dozen ways to define a meme, but Merriam Webster says it’s this: “a humorous image,...

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Here's what happened when Mythbusters let bulls loose in a china shop

Merriam-Webster defines “bull in a china shop” as “a person who breaks things or who often makes...

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Lawsuit: Burger King cooking vegan burgers on same grill plate as meat

Merriam-Webster defines “bull in a china shop” as “a person who breaks things or who often makes...

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The Many 'Thanks A Queen,' Celebrates Drag Community

Ad agency The Many is partnering with Merriam-Webster to celebrate the drag community, Latinx, and black-femme subcultures by celebrating terms many don't ...

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My Foster Cats Are Cute, Cuddly, And, Apparently, Magical Healing Masters

Fortunately at the time, I was working with a great body worker here in Los Angeles. Merriam Webster...

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"Climate strike" named word of the year by Collins Dictionary

"Climate strike" is the word of the year, according to Collins Dictionary. Collins says the word has...

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Perspective | Elizabeth Warren can call me whatever she wants: Latina, Hispanic, Latinx.

How a survey about identity became a discussion about politics.

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National Cappuccino Day 2019: Deals from Starbucks, Dunkin' Donuts and More

The cappuccino is named after the Capuchin friars, whose robes were the color of the espresso mixed...

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Collins English Dictionary names 'climate strike' as word of the year

The 2019 edition of the respected dictionary also recognises the word 'non-binary' for the first...

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The Vagus Nerve: Your Body's Communication Superhighway

The large nerve originates in the brain and branches out in multiple directions to the neck and...

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The case for and against impeaching President Donald Trump

Democrats believe this might be the slam dunk against Trump. Trump made the request directly to...

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What’s the Difference Between Forests, Woods, and Jungles?

Based on those examples, it seems like woods are smaller than forests, and jungles aren’t found in...

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Eat Well & Share: Include squash in your winter, holiday menu planning

Merriam-Webster defines “thanks” as “kindly or grateful thoughts,” and it defines “giving” both as...

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How to make gravy: Everything you’ve ever wanted to know

According to Merriam-Webster, gravy also means “something additional or unexpected that is pleasing...

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